PFAS and Priority Pollutant Sampling

As part of an investigation into potential concerns regarding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office contracted with Applied Ecology, Inc. to determine the level of emerging contaminants throughout the County. Applied Ecology staff collected samples from 50 locations distributed county-wide from shallow ground water

CCAFS Infrastructure Survey

A large-scale infrastructure survey project of aboveground utilities, facilities and infrastructure at was performed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). The survey includes water, wastewater, electric, stormwater, gas, fuel systems, buildings, antennas/towers, pavement, among others. Data were acquired using high-accuracy Terrestrial LiDAR and extracted for incorporation into a file geodatabase guided by SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment)

Lagoon-Wide Health Assessment

Applied Ecology provided the scientific and technical support to produce the first ever Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Ecological Health Update for the Marine Resources Council (MRC). The study compiled and synthesized available data to understand problem areas, data gaps, and conditions over time. The IRL Health Update tasks included collecting and synthesizing water quality; habitat, fisheries, and wildlife

Septic Moratorium Analysis

In response to the deterioration of the health of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) along Florida’s east coast, Brevard County residents approved a sales tax referendum in 2016 to fund the Save our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan for ten years. To reduce new sources of groundwater pollution, Brevard County Commissioners recently adopted a temporary ordinance limiting new conventional septic systems within 50